Kayaker narrowly avoids boat strike off Dania Beach

DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - It was a close call for a kayaker who said he was nearly struck by a boat off the coast of Dania Beach, Saturday morning.

Ricardo Palmero said he was fishing when a boat sped right by him. His GoPro camera captured the moment the vessel zoomed by. Thankfully, it only splashed the kayaker with waves.

Palmero said he made noise to warn the boater to no avail. “I got an air horn that I have. I start making noises, trying to get the guy’s attention, but I guess he didn’t see me, or he didn’t even care about myself,” he said.

Palmero said the boater stopped briefly but didn’t apologize for the incident. He plans to file a report with the authorities.

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